The Origins Of Fritos

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Greyghost
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The Origins Of Fritos - Mon, 05/12/08 6:16 PM
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The Origins Of Fritos

It had been a while since I sat down with a bag of Fritos Original Corn Chips, but there they were in the snack aisle in all their original simplicity and glory and I could not resist. Sometimes I like eating nostalgia and many times it is good, very good.

Anyway, while munching away in front of the computer, I began thinking about the humble origins of the little snack that made a snack empire and remembered a terrific NPR piece on the origins of Fritos from October 2007. I found it on the web and thought others might enjoy it so I am posting it here. It consists of the original NPR audio along with an excellent article with photos. Now would be the time to open that bag.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15377830

As always, comments are encouraged.

MellowRoast
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RE: The Origins Of Fritos - Mon, 05/12/08 7:46 PM
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Fabulous nostalgia. Thanks for posting. Never knew Mr. Doolin was a vegetarian.

Greyghost
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RE: The Origins Of Fritos - Mon, 05/12/08 9:00 PM
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The vegetarian aspect surprised me too, as well as the humble origins. Glad you liked it.

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RE: The Origins Of Fritos - Tue, 05/13/08 2:49 AM
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That was a good article, loved the old commercials.

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RE: The Origins Of Fritos - Tue, 05/13/08 5:01 AM
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By the way, I love the vintage recipes, and I'm going to put them to good use!

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RE: The Origins Of Fritos - Tue, 05/13/08 5:10 AM
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That movie of his life will be interesting. Thanks for posting the story!

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RE: The Origins Of Fritos - Tue, 05/13/08 9:00 AM
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What a marvelous story. Thhank you for making it available.